Kithulgala Water Rafting Package
Kithulgala water rafting package by seerendipity tours is truly an adventure pack, it includes Kithulgala water rafting (5 km), kayaking in the Kelaniya River and 1hour jungle trek in the rain forest. You will have a comfortable ride on the Kithulgala water rafting package, in one of our air-conditioned luxury vehicles.
Most importantly this is a private tour means you have the maximum privacy throughout the tour without any intruders. The vehicle that you get can be a luxury car, van, mini-coach or a coach depending on the number of people in your group. However you will be not another person who takes part in a group tour, this is a refreshing change because you are not being crowded into a big coach.
Kithulgala water rafting package is very popular and there is a big demand for this activity, therefore we thought of offering Kithulgala water rafting package. Regardless of the number of persons in your groups, we can provide the service for all of them without any difficulty.
The tour starts in Colombo, our vehicle report to your hotel which located within Colombo, however, if the pick-up location is far from Colombo, there might be an additional charge for the transfer. Usually, the tour starts at 7.00 am daily, but since this is a private tour thee pick-up time is flexible. However, it is highly recommended to start the tour early morning to secure maximum time for activities. Moreover having extra time allows you to see some other optional tourist attractions such as the gem museum, tea factory etc.
After few minutes drive you will leave Colombo city limit and enters into the much greener surrounding and countryside. The roads are becoming less crowded as you increase the distance from Colombo and the time required to travel gets narrower. The countryside is much greener than Colombo and its suburb; you encounter coconut plantations, patches of forests, and many rubber plantations along the way. Huge, gloomy rubber plantations are a common sight along the way to Kithulgala because Kithulgala and surrounding areas are the best rubber growing region on the island.
3 hours after starting the journey from Colombo you will reach Kithulgala town, which is a small hamlet with limited availability of accommodation. We plan this tour as a one day tour mainly due to the difficulty of finding good accommodation facilities. This will be the first stop on the Kithulgala water rafting package and after a brief interval, it is time to start your much-awaited adventures journey.
The tour package includes all entrance fees, entire ground transportations as per the itinerary, English speaking driver/guide, local lunch and all taxes.
What are the Major activities included in Kithulgala water rafting package? Below are the three major activities of Kithulgala water rafting package
Whitewater rafting (5 KM)
Kayaking (5 KM)
Rainforest trek (1 hour)
The program of Kithulgala water rafting package
06.00 am Pick-up from the hotel in Colombo
09.00 am Arrival to Kithulgala and starts the white water rafting adventure
11.00 am jungle trek and Bird watching tour in the rainforest
01.00 pm local lunch in a restaurant
02.30 pm kayaking in the River of Kelaniya
04.30 pm leave for the hotel in Colombo
06.30 pm arrive at the hotel in Colombo
White water rafting in Kithulgala
After about 3 hours drive we reach our adventure sport centre, where we get all the equipment for our white water rafting in Kithulgala. With firmly worn life jacket and the helmet, we pack ourselves into a four-wheel-drive jeep and leave our vehicle behind. It is about 30-minute drives uphill to the starting point of the white water rafting. After the 30 minutes drive we need to take another 20 minutes to walk through the jungle and village to reach the river, your inflatable raft starts the downward journey from here, all of your group members and a guide paddling all at once.
White water rafting package is an epic, adrenaline-pumping adventure. The true imposing size of the Kitulgala rainforest is best visible from the river, not as you walk in the forest. Its human inhabitation goes beyond many millennia and lives in ruins, rock arts and wrecks, reside in the cave known as Belilena in the nearby village. You can trek in the forest along with the labyrinthine narrow footprints and confront a large array of wildlife and avian fauna species.
Kithulgala is an earthly paradise for adventure enthusiasts and it has earned the nickname “adventure playground of Sri Lanka”, due to the abundance of adventure thrills this jungle paradise offer, and rafting the Kelani River is one of the island’s ultimate thrills. The trip down the Kelaniya River, the water rafting routes about 5km in length and has 5 major rapids and 5 minor rapids.
Trekking through the rainforest
The rainforest of Kithulgala is one of the very valuable patches of forest and inherits the characteristics of tropical rainforest. The forest is very rich in Fauna and Flora and supports a large number of animals, birds and vertebrates species. Kitulgala is one of the best places to spot birds and it is home to many species of endemic avian fauna species, the rainforest of Kitulgala attracts a large number of bird watchers.
The patch of forest-grown along the Kelaniya river and brings frequent rain to the water-hungry river. The rainforest trek takes about 1 hour, during which you will be able to trek through the bordering village, rainforest and hanging bridge, the rainforest trek comes to its climax upon reaching the beautiful waterfall that sits deep in the jungle.
Kayaking in Kitulgala
The paddling terrain in Kithulgala shows a great variation-sometimes the paddlers go through the thickly forested area, and some other time they paddle on the slow-moving water body, flanked by the huge boulders. The appeal of other keys, meanwhile, lies in their sparse beauty: many are little more than a lone sandy outpost in gin-blue water.
Kayaking in Kitulgala is suitable for experienced as well as novice paddlers and lasts about 1 hour. The 5-kilometre journey offers many beautiful places to stop, like sandy river banks, huge boulders and the labyrinth patches of riverside forests.
You will get an open kayak, which is the best option for paddlers here, especially for beginners as they are easily righted if overturned. They are fun, not too much fast, and very suitable for the kind of conditions that to be found in Kithulgala.